Reach for the stars (and scratch a little when you get there)! The SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post has a 32" post height that allows cats to get a full stretch, tone their muscles, and mark their territory without clawing walls or curtains. It's covered in a fibrous woven sisal that won't snag nails like carpet-covered scratch posts.
Sturdy 16" x 16" base keeps post from tipping and wobbling.
32" post height allows your cat to stretch vertically while using the post (important for territorial marking purposes and for toning muscles).
Fibrous and durable woven sisal naturally inspires scratching and relieves cat's stress without snagging cats' nails.
Attractive and neutrally toned to fit in with any home decor.
Assembles quickly and easily with two included screws.
Place the post in a room where the cat spends a lot of time. Cats often like to stretch and scratch when they wake up from a nap.
To introduce the post to your cat try using catnip as a lure. (For most cats a lure is unnecessary, but fun.) Rub catnip onto the sisal material and call the cat over to the post.
Scratch your nails along the surface of the material. This will attract the cat and at the same time teach him where to scratch.
After your cat begins to scratch, praise him and give him a food treat. (Small kittens can be trained to climb the post by showing them food treats and placing it at the top of the post.
If your cat has already been scratching a piece of furniture, place the post directly in front of it.
Temporarily cover the previously scratched areas with a few strips of double-sided carpet tape or clear double-sided tape strips that are designed for this purpose. This will help redirect your cat’s scratching activities to the post.
If my four cats could have placed their own order, I am sure they would have ordered this scratcher. Instead, I ordered it for them. Some of them knew right away what to do with it. Others needed a little encouragement via catnip spray. Remember, though, the best scratching real estate all depends on location, location, location.
Sisal, in my opinion, makes the best scratching post. Cats are especially attracted to its rough text texture. This post has a very sturdy base. My cats have never pulled it over even with vigorous scratching.
Outstanding scratching post
on Jul 23, 2021
I’ve had cats for 30 years. I’ve purchased every scratching post ever offered at pet stores. This one is the absolute best post. It’s the perfect material that attracts cats and doesn’t fall apart like sisal rope sometimes does. The post is sturdy. My 15 lb cat and my 2 lb kitten scratch it hard and it doesn’t wobble or teeter at all. It’s worth the money. The kitten actually climbed to the top and sat at the summit…the post never moved. My friend saw my new post in my living room and immediately asked me to get her one. Her cat took to it immediately as well. Great post. Worth every penny
on Jul 26, 2021
yes, it's more expensive than you probably want to spend on a scratching post, but if you're willing to take a chance (because let's be real it's impossible to tell what a cat will or won't end up liking) it's totally worth it! truly, most scratchers you can find aren't tall enough for a cat to fully stretch out on, which is what they're trying to do. my cat is obsessed with this one, she even climbs up it and just clings to it looking feral. amazing. it's really well made and sturdy, and blends in with human furniture well : - )
Great scratching post
on Jul 25, 2021
This is my second purchase of this item and I highly recommend it. The last one lasted over 4 years and my two cats used it multiple times a day. My 18 lb. cat gave it a real workout and it held up. After 4 years of aggressive use by that bully, the sisal finally started to shred. The base of the post held up extremely well. My cats never knocked it over, despite their trick of running at it full force, latching on and swinging their bodies around the post. I fully expected it to topple but it never did. I would hesitate to buy this post again.
Too tightly bound
on Aug 1, 2021
My cat doesn’t engage with this scratching post, even if I put catnip on it, place his paws on the post, or tape one of his favorite toys on it. His claws get stuck in the post and I’m worried he’ll hurt himself even if he actually played with it. It seems as if the Sisal rope is too tightly bound and too rough, which could cause kitty nails to become stuck on it
It really is the ULTIMATE cat scratcher!
on Jul 26, 2021
I bought one of these about 5 years ago and it lasted through all the fosters that I have had during that time and 3 of my own cats. So this purchase was to replace my now worn out SmartCat scratcher. They LOVE it!! and it is so well made and extremely sturdy no matter how rough they are on it!
Buy it, you won't be sorry!
on Jul 15, 2021
With two new young cats, I needed to replace my old (at least 15 years) two posts. They love these and they use them every time they come up or down stairs and entry to the kitchen where the posts are located. Be sure and place your new post where your kitty is scratching, next to the piece of furniture or wall, etc. Did I say they were on sale too!
Kitty Loves This
on Jun 26, 2021
I've purchased several other scratch items for my rescue girl that she totally ignored. She was starting to use my stair railings for scratch posts so I tried this as a long shot. She took to it right away and hasn't touched the railing since. I didn't have to use catnip or try to lure her to it. It is very sturdy and looks decent with the rest of our furniture. I wish they'd offer a top for it for kitty to sit in, but since I can't find anything we are going to work on making something on our own.
This Sisal Cat Scratching PostO PERFECT
on Jul 16, 2021top1000Contributor
I replaced a similar one with this one and t was the best decision I ever made. The other one used a cheap carpet which didn't wear well at all, combined with catching the cats hair. This post uses a wood base in lieu of carpet which looks so much cleaner and more attractive, definitely worth the extra cost
Not A Hit With My Baby
on Jul 6, 2021
Beautifully made, easy to assemble and very sturdy. Unfortunately, my cat doesn’t use it. It even to perch on, which I thought fir sure he’d do when I ordered it. I’ve tried everything I can think of to entice him to use it but no go. Haven’t given up yet, but I’ve had it a few months now. Oh well. Every cat is different. I’d still recommend it though